After hours of waiting in suspense for the Buckingham Palace’s answer on what the ’emergency meeting’ was about, people as usual took to social media to express what an anti-climax it was.
Earlier, a Buckingham Palace official told The Associated Press that a meeting of royal household staff had been called, but that there is “no cause for concern.”
BBC Royal correspondent Peter Hunt also tweeted the meeting is not related to the health of either the Queen or Prince Philip.
Turns out, the Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, just wanted staff — and the world — to know the Duke of Edinburgh, 95, has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements.
And this is what Twitter had to say about it…
“Elizabeth, I’d like to retire”
“Okay dear but it’s 3am should we wait unti…”
“Call an emergency meeting. Now.” #BuckinghamPalace
— Anthony Peter (@Tzanopp) May 4, 2017
— Daisy Hudson (@daisy_hudson) May 4, 2017
This just in … 95 year old man retires from waving. #buckinghampalace
— Riccardo Ball (@rikdog72) May 4, 2017
The #BuckinghamPalace meeting is to tell staff when Donald Trump shows up they should turn out all the lights and pretend noone’s home
— Rachael G (@RJGG) May 4, 2017
The #BuckinghamPalace emergency meeting is EXACTLY the kind of meeting that could have been an email.
— T.R. Morley (@TheRealMorley) May 4, 2017
Prince Philip, the most openly inappropriate, racist and offensive Royal family member, finally retires. 🙏🏆🎉 #BuckinghamPalace
— Jeetendr Sehdev (@JeetendrSehdev) May 4, 2017
— Mar Carbonio (@marcarbonio) May 4, 2017